Huda Tauseef, BA, is a senior research assistant in the reproductive health and family formation research area at Child Trends. Ms. Tauseef has experience with many aspects of the research process, including qualitative data collection and analysis and project management. Her interests include maternal and child health topics such as menstruation, breastfeeding, healthy relationships, and family planning. She aims to include a race-equity lens in all her work and is interested in applying her skills both domestically and internationally. She has a particular interest in translating research to practice and in program implementation and evaluation.
At Child Trends, Ms. Tauseef is the lead research assistant on the Coparenting and Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education for Dads project, which is funded by the Office of Family Assistance and overseen by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families. This project examines how responsible fatherhood programs currently support healthy coparenting and romantic relationships and how programs can better support fathers and their families in the future. For this project, Ms. Tauseef has led the recruitment of five different participant groups, interviewed program directors and facilitators, and completed qualitative coding for interviews in Dedoose. Additionally, Ms. Tauseef supports the Innovations in Family Planning Clinical Service Delivery project, which is funded by the Office of Population Affairs. This project examines innovative family planning strategies implemented in school-based and community college health centers for underserved adolescents. Ms. Tauseef helps interview service practitioners and completes rapid qualitative analysis using interview data for this project. In the project’s second year, she will help with process evaluations and data collection for selected sites. Ms. Tauseef is also part of the implementation team for the Be Calm Connections project, which is funded by the Office of Family Assistance within the Administration for Children and Families. This mindfulness based program aims to improve youth self-regulation and healthy connections in rural North Carolina schools. She will help collect student data and ensure the success of the program for the fall and spring semesters.
In the future, Ms. Tauseef aims to join educational or programmatic interventions that aim to address the aforementioned topic areas in minority populations. She is eager to take her research skills and apply them to practice based settings.